Old ER eps.

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    Howie

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    The last couple of weeks I've started DVRing and watching old ER episodes from 1997 on TNT. They come on 2 times a day here starting at 7 and 8 am. They have Doug Ross, and Jeannie Boulet and Carole Hathaway and Mark Green and Carter as characters, among others. I had forgotten how much better that show was back then than the newer ones. The only character I don't like is Peter Benton. He's such a pain. Anyway, if you've never seen these, or haven't seen them in over 10 years, you should watch. And they're in HD, not that stretchyvision stuff.
     
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    vman41

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    What I think is funny about the first couple seasons is how it seemed to be mandated that the crash cart be rolled out 2 or 3 times an episode. Nothing is more dramatic than trying to restart a stopped heart, after all:rolleyes:
     
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    betts4

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    I watched them from 10-11 am and 11-12 noon for a couple years back in 2000. It was before my tivo, but the vcr recorded them fine. I enjoyed the early years much more than the later years.
     
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    wooh

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    Yep, it jumped the shark with the helicopters crashing and Mark dying. Oh, and Africa. Sheesh, all the trips to Africa! Soooo very thankful that it finally got cancelled and I could quit watching out of obligation. Another season, Stamos would have been in Africa, and unfortunately probably wouldn't have caught malaria or been shot by rebels or whatever other dangers had befallen the Africa tourist docs.
     
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    mqpickles

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    Remember Dr. Gant? One of the most shockingly dramatic moments of TV ever.

    And I will never forget being literally on the edge of my seat, head in hands, throughout the entire episode of Love's Labor Lost.

    In other words, yes it used to be really, really good television.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 #6 of 11
    bicker

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    I disagree completely. I found the show pretty boring for its first few seasons; it wasn't until Season 4 that I enjoyed the show to start watching it regularly.

    And it continued to be just as good, from then on, until the end.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2009 #7 of 11
    whitson77

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    He was excellent. That was really shocking! I loved Omar Epps on ER and was hoping he would stick around. Didn't really care for him on House. :)
     
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    Howie

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    Yeah, I just saw that episode last week.
     
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    stargazer21

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    Hands down, my favorite episode of any show, ever....
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  10. Magnolia88

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    OMG, me too. That episode killed me. :( But when I watched it in reruns, I was all, "It's Josh! Before he worked for the President!" :D

    It's fun spotting a lot of well known actors in the early episodes. Kirsten Dunst did a few eps as a homeless teen (iirc) and she looked about 14 (although she was already a very well-known actress at the time after being a vampire with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt).
     
  11. bengalfreak

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    I didn't start watching until the last five seasons. those of you that watched from early have a different frame of reference. But I thought the show was better than 80% of other stuff on TV. Maybe not great anymore (although i think it was), but it was still good.
     

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